Repair PST Header Effectively

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Fix Corrupt PST Header


The Header structure of a PST file is located at the beginning of the .pst file. It contains complete metadata about the PST file, and also the Root information about how to gain access to the NDB Layer data structures. The layout of the Header file structure, including the destination and relative ordering of few fields, is different between various ANSI versions. An Outlook PST file in general (short for Personal Storage Table), is a file wherein all account related data like Emails, Contacts, Tasks, To-do lists, Feeds, Journals, Notes and other data from an Outlook profile is stored. There is a definite PST file for each of these attributes for every different Outlook user. All data is stored in a unique type of file called a PST with file extension .pst.

What causes a PST header file to get corrupt?

Due to logical damages to PST file header, it can get corrupt and become inaccessible. Some of the most obvious actions that are likely to corrupt Outlook files in general, are mentioned below:

  • The header of the PST file gets damaged or corrupt as a result of virus or malware contamination
  • You are unable to view the Emails and other contents from a PST file even after attempting to access them several times. This could be the outcome of updating the Microsoft Outlook tool
  • Other major reason that corrupts a PST file could be power related abnormalities such as power outages and disruptions while accessing the Outlook PSTs. Similar errors may happen due to sudden terminations of the application, unknown system crashes and similar problems while accessing the PST files
  • Also, modifying the Outlook PST files in any manner using any unreliable third party softwares for purposes like moving, compressing or decompressing, etc. can easily corrupt the Outlook PST files
  • Other reasons can include database corruptions, weak Outlook software, faults in online servers and the like, while using Outlook PSTs
  • Virus and malwares can easily corrupt all Outlook files
  • Large sized PST files are easily viable to file corruptions than small sized PST files. Hence you have to regularly delete or archive all unnecessary data from Outlook PST files

Repair PST header files using Remo Recover PST software:

Remo Repair PST is a brilliant as well as one of the most trusted Outlook repair softwares to repair PST header files. Hence you can comfortably make use of this amazing tool to reliably repair corrupt PST header files and other Outlook files. This Outlook repair tool is particularly designed to fix inaccessible and corrupt Outlook PSTs and repairing PST headers that are inaccessible.

Some highlights of Remo Repair PST software:

  • Repair PST header using Remo Repair PST tool efficiently that is more advanced than the Outlook’s default Inbox Repair Tool Scanpst.exe
  • You can repair corrupt Outlook PST file as well recover lost or deleted PST files reliably using this smart PST repair tool
  • Supports almost all versions of Microsoft Outlook and different versions of Windows operating systems to make PST header file fix an easy task
  • This tool can perform PST header file repair instantly that are password protected as well as encrypted
  • You can scan for missing or corrupt PST files, repair them and preview the contents from the repaired PST file as well using the free version of Remo Repair PST tool. Only after previewing all recovered contents from the fixed PST files, you have to get the full version of this tool to complete the restoration process

Steps to effectively repair PST header files using Remo Repair PST:

Step 1: Install and run the free version of Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse for the PST file that is to be repaired using "Browse" and then click on "Next" button.

Repair Corrupt PST Header - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select appropriate repair option to proceed with the PST repair process.

PST Header File Repair - Select Repair Action

Figure 2: Select Suitable Option

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the fixed PST file and click on “Next” option.

PST Header File Fix - Select Destination Folder

Figure 3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once the repair process is finished, you can view the repaired PST files along with other contents.

Repairing PST Headers - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window